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Open-Source Animation Software Synfig 1.2 Released

synfig free animationsA new version of open-source 2D animation software Synfig Studio is available to download.  Synfig 1.2.0 ships with a new rendering engine built from the ground up with ‘optimization’ in mind. The rewrite also introduces an ‘advanced task-based architecture’ that delivers ‘significant speedup for bitmap and vector elements, full multithreading and also reduces memory usage’. Memory comparisons with earlier versions […]

This post, Open-Source Animation Software Synfig 1.2 Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Twitter App Corebird Just Got an Update

corebird 1.3Corebird, the GTK+ desktop Twitter app for Linux, has been updated. The app made our list of must-have apps for Ubuntu — and it’s easy to see why. It’s a well made, well designed app, and offers all the features Twitter users need, but inside a native desktop frame with tight system integration. Corebird 1.4 Bug fixes make up […]

This post, Linux Twitter App Corebird Just Got an Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Developer Edition Gets Flatpak’d

flatpak appsSome great news for fans of distro-agnostic app distribution: Firefox Developer Edition is now available to install as a Flatpak!  Yup, the dev-friendly flavour of the venerable open-source browser is available to install messing around with installers, RPMs or unpacking zip files to double-click on binaries tucked up inside. “It’s an unofficial build for testing purposes, not […]

This post, Firefox Developer Edition Gets Flatpak’d, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make Animated Screenshot Gifs Using Gifine for Linux

gifine-edit-windowHere at OMG! HQ, when we need to make animated gifs on Linux desktop we turn to Peek, because, quite frankly, it’s awesome. But maybe you don’t like Peek.  Maybe you don’t like Kgif. Maybe you don’t like Qgifer or any other gif making tool available for Linux. Maybe you’re maybelline  you’re looking for an alternative. Something […]

This post, Make Animated Screenshot Gifs Using Gifine for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Gradio 5.0 Released with Background Play, Improves Station Discovery

radio appsAn new release of Linux radio app Gradio is now available to download, and from reading its change-log it sounds like an update that’s worth tuning in for. If you haven’t heard about the app before, you’re in for a treat. Gradio lets you find and play public radio stations on Ubuntu. You don’t need to wrestle with .pls or .m3u […]

This post, Gradio 5.0 Released with Background Play, Improves Station Discovery, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice ‘Ribbon Interface’ Called MUFFIN, Gets Detailed

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-22-04“Microsoft Ribbon UI Coming to LibreOffice” shouted we last week, as we told you about the (experimental) ‘Notebook Bar; interface in testing in the latest development builds of LibreOffice, the hugely popular open-source office suite. Today, The Document Foundation who steer the development of the suite, has shared a glut of further information on the GUI changes they plan to debut as an […]

This post, LibreOffice ‘Ribbon Interface’ Called MUFFIN, Gets Detailed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.